Application for the Donner Institute's scholarships for doctoral students

The Donner Institute announces scholarships for doctoral students for the year 2020. The research grants are awarded to doctoral students primarily working in Åbo and Uppsala, with priority given to doctoral students registered at Åbo Akademi University or Uppsala University. The scholarships are awarded only to registered doctoral candidates, whose research focus primarily on the fields of comparative religion, philosophy of religion or cultural studies to the extent that they pertain to research questions relating to religion in a broad sense.

One scholarship is granted for a period of 12 months and four scholarships for six months, following the scholarship rate implemented by Åbo Akademi University (€ 1,800 per month in 2020). Scholarships can either be raised for full-time research or half-time. At least half of the scholarship amount should be retrieved during the calendar year 2020.

The application time is 1-29 February 2020. The application opens on 1 February at 9.00 AM and closes on 29 February at 4.00 PM (Finnish time, UTC+02:00)

The applicant should fill in the electronical application form and, as attachments, submit a certificate of attendance (universities in Finland) or valid individual study plan (universities in Sweden), and a research plan. The applicant’s supervisor should send a letter of reference directly to the director of the institute, Ruth Illman, via e-mail (rillman@abo.fi) before the application deadline.

If the applicant has completed her/his primary education in Swedish or Finnish, the application and the appendices should be written in Swedish. Otherwise, the English application form may be used. The Swedish application form is found at: https://survey.abo.fi/lomakkeet/9275/lomake.html

The complete announcement, including evaluation criteria, are available at the Institute's web page: https://www.donnerinstitute.fi/en/scholarships/

For further information concerning the handling of personal data at Åbo Akademi University Foundation, see: http://stiftelsenabo.fi/privacy-policy-statement/.

Scholarship register: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1lbpEBGWuwVVNw9Fhg7gPgxf9H8x6FapX

For further information about the application process, please contact Director Ruth Illman, rillman@abo.fi, tel: + 358-20-786 1462.

If you want to save your answers and continue filling in the application later, please follow the instructions for partial saving at the end of the form.

 

Personal information

Information about the applied scholarship

One scholarship is granted for a period of 12 months and four scholarships for six months, following the scholarship rate implemented by Åbo Akademi University (€ 1,800 per month in 2020). Scholarships can either be raised for full-time research or half-time. At least half of the scholarship amount should be retrieved during the calendar year 2020.

The Farmers' Social Insurance Institution (Mela) handles the statutory earnings-related pension and occupational accident insurance of those receiving a grant or a scholarship from Finland. Please check which conditions apply to you.

For more information: https://www.mela.fi/en/grant-and-scholarship-recipients
Scholarship period
I apply for
If you apply for a 12-month scholarship, your application is automatically also considered for a six-month scholarship unless you wish otherwise.
Do you wish to raise the scholarship for full-time research or half-time?
Scholarship holders may receive a research desk in the institute's library during the scholarship period. The scholarship holder is expected to use the research desk regularly. Scholarship holders who reside abroad may send a request on travelling expenses to the institute's board.
Are you interested in a research desk at the institute during the scholarship period?

CV

Most recent academic degree:
Academic experience/skills: (max 4 000 characters in each text box, including spacing)

Publications

Please mention your most relevant publications. Provide full references including all authors, title of the publication or article, and publisher.

max 4 000 characters, including spacing.

Research plan

Den bifogade forskningsplanen bör skrivas på svenska och omfatta max 10 000 tecken, inklusive mellanslag. Forskningsplanen bör innehålla exakt dessa mellanrubriker:

  • Problemformulering
  • Forskningsprojektets vetenskapliga bakgrund
  • Teoretiska perspektiv och avgränsning
  • Forskningsmetoder och -material
  • Etiska frågor
  • Genomförande (tidtabell, budget)
  • Forskningsmiljö, mobilitet och internationella nätverk

Societal relevance and open science

Attachments

On the next page, you will have the opportunity to upload attachments. The following attachments must be uploaded:

1) certificate of attendance (universities in Finland) or valid individual study plan (universities in Sweden) in pdf-format
2) research plan (max 10 000 characters, including spacing) in pdf-format. The research plan must be written according to the exact given subheadings.

In addition, the supervisor should send a letter of reference concerning the dissertation in pdf-format directly to the Director of the institute, Ruth Illman, via e-mail (rillman@abo.fi) before the deadline.
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